No stretch in the cup, straps dig into armpit. My boobs touch over the gore, cups dig in at the bottom and aren't filled in. My boobs are overflowing at the top. Its got some bows and lace so if that's your thing its nice but at this point I don't want any extra frills on my bra because they just end up irritating me.
The usual problem is here - the side wires cut into my breast tissue under my arm. The cups are not wide enough I guess.
This bra also feels too tight around the back. I used an extender but the front wires leave an imprint on my skin within an hour so it is still too tight. I note its band only measured 34 inches when I measured it. This seems to be the case with all the Brastop Curvy Kate and Flirtelle bras I just received. (They all have 31.5 to 34 inches bands!) In summary, the Bratabase says I should take a 40H bra to 42HH- ...40:11 to 42:11. And yet my 40H bras are too tight even with an extender, which is why I recently bought a bunch of 40HH and J to try. If Brastop is having these brands poorly made too small that would explain why the bands don't fit. All my old 40H bras come from Brastop. Hmm, this is a head scratcher. Can they really ALL be made too small? Is it normal that they wouldn't measure 40 inches if they are called 40H or more? How would they fit anyone? So Brastop should expect them to be returned. Not a business model that would work long term. Am I missing something?
I have a stretchy lace 42G M&S bra that it rides up my back so I am leary that a 42 inch back is too big. It's 43 inches stretched out and 36 inches just lying on a table. My ribcage/underbust is 41 inches. So I am lost which band size to order for a new bra. Unless I count on a Brastop Curvy Kate and Flirtelle bra being way shorter than labelled and order a bigger band than I need. Yet they don't seem to be wide enough, anyway.
There's a little extra room in the top of the cup but it's ok. This bra is the closest to fitting of a few plunge bras I just ordered but it's still not fitting well. Read more 241 more words